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2004 Cadillac XLR Specifications

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For Release: June 1, 2003
GM Media

2004 CADILLAC XLR | Vehicle Highlights

  • Luxury roadster with retractable hard top
  • Patented performance car architecture
  • Next generation Northstar 4.6 V-8 VVT (variable valve timing) engine in rear-wheel drive configuration
  • Rear-mounted Hydra-Matic 5L50-E five-speed automatic transmission with Driver Shift Control
  • Magnetic Ride Control, electronically controlled, magnetic fluid-based real-time damping system
  • Magnasteer variable effort steering system
  • StabiliTrak vehicle stability enhancement system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Head-up display
  • Keyless Access with push button start
  • Heated and cooled seats
  • Advanced DVD navigation & entertainment system, OnStar, XM Satellite Radio (continental U.S. only) and Bose premium sound system

2004 CADILLAC XLR | Model Lineup

  Engine Transmission
4.6L Northstar
V-8 VVT
5-spd auto
(Hydra-Matic 5L50-E)
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2004 CADILLAC XLR | Specifications

Overview
Body style / driveline: two-door, hardtop convertible / rear-wheel drive
Construction: hydroformed perimeter frame, structural center tunnel, aluminum cockpit frame
Body material: composite exterior panels
Manufacturing location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Key competitors: Mercedes-Benz SL500, Lexus SC430, Jaguar XK8
Engine
Type: 2004 Northstar RWD 4.6L V-8
Displacement (cu in/cc): 279 / 4565
Bore & stroke (in/mm): 3.66 x 3.31 / 93 x 84
Block material: cast aluminum
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum
Crankshaft material: forged steel
Valvetrain: DOHC, four valves per cylinder, four-cam continuously variable valve timing
Ignition system: coil-on-plug ignition, with extended-life dual platinum-tipped spark plugs
Fuel system: sequential electronic fuel injection
Compression ratio: 10.5:1
Horsepower (hp/kw @ rpm): 320 / 239 @ 6400
Torque (lbs-ft / Nm @ rpm): 310 / 420 @ 4400
Recommended fuel: unleaded premium
Max. engine speed (rpm): 6700
Estimated fuel economy
(mpg city / hwy)
17/24 (est.)
Transmission
Type: Hydra-Matic 5L50-E rear-wheel drive, electronically-controlled five-speed automatic with torque converter clutch and Driver Shift Control
Gear ratios (:1):  

First:

3.45

Second:

2.21

Third:

1.60

Fourth:

1.00

Fifth:

0.76

Reverse:

3.02

Final drive ratio:

2.93
Chassis/Suspension
Front: short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber
Rear: Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber
Steering type: Magnasteer power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Steering ratio: 17.2:1
Turning diameter,
curb to curb (ft / m):
39 / 11.9
Brakes
Type: power-assisted disc with 4-channel ABS, front and rear
Rotor diameter x thickness
(in / mm):
front 12.8 x 1.3 / 325 x 32
rear 12.0 x 1.0 / 305 x 26
Wheels/Tires
Wheel type and size: spun-cast aluminum, 18 inch (457 mm)
Tires:

Michelin ZP Extended Mobility
front: P235/50R18
rear: P235/50R18

Dimensions
Exterior
Wheelbase (in / mm): 105.7 / 2685
Overall length (in / mm): 177.7 / 4513
Overall width (in / mm): 72.3 / 1836
Overall height (in / mm): 50.4 / 1279
Track (in / mm): front 62.2 / 1580
rear 62.2 / 1580
Minimum ground clearance
(in / mm):
6.61 / 168
Curb weight (lbs / kg): 3643 / 1653
Interior
Seating capacity
(front / rear):
2 / 0
Head room (in / mm): 37.6 / 955
Leg room (in / mm): 42.64 / 1083
Shoulder room (in / mm): 54.3 / 1380
Hip room (in / mm): 53 / 1346
Capacities
Cargo volume (cu ft / liters):  

Top up:

11.6 / 328

Top down:

4.4 / 125
Fuel tank (gals / liters): 18.0 / 68.1
Engine oil (qts / liters):
10 / 9.5 5W30 Mobil 1
Performance
0-60 mph acceleration: 5.9 sec.
Max. lateral acceleration: 0.90g



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